Sharing a spicy culture, course by course


Using pop-op cooking courses to explore and share her culinary North Indian traditions, owner and life coach Nicole Neethling of Flour & Oil presents an intimate anthropology told in beloved recipes and reclaimed ingredients. If needing some adventure in your life, these zingy cooking classes promise to inspire.

Although focusing mainly on authentic North Indian cuisine, additional programmes feature North African and Nigerian food, with recipes pole-vaulting stereotypical food. Exclusive, social and shareable, this experience is ideal for couples, bachelorettes, a group of family or friends (limited to eight in these Covid times), to celebrations and team building.

However, you’ll learn more than the ABC of preparing piquant cuisine. Said Nicole, “Discover the healing properties of various herbs and spices, as well as how to mix and grind spices to create flavourful blends.” Add to this the savvy on pairing wines with fiery foods and you have yourself a real party.

A course could be held at your home, a restaurant or wine estate. Although based in Malmesbury, Flour & Oil has partnered with many wine farms and restaurants throughout the West Coast and even as far as Ceres.

Turns out that not only is cooking fun, but it’s a major stress reliever. That means you get real bang for your buck with a double whammy of advantages. Plus a delicious meal of course.

Prices start from R395 pp. To book, contact or ph 084 2403136.